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Derawan islands and atolls

Derawan Islands is an islands and atolls in Berau regency, East Kalimantan, as diving and snorkeling paradise at underwater park is incredible. Four major islands are Maratua, Derawan, Sangalaki and Kakaban be home green and hawksbill turtles, manta, jellyfish without the sting, lagoons and tidal cave.

Derawan islands located in the northern peninsula of marine waters Berau regency consists of 31 islands and atolls. Panjang, Raburabu, Samama, Sangalaki, Kakaban, Nabuko, Maratua and Derawan are beautiful islands, while the atoll is Muaras, Pinaka, Buliulin, Masimbung and Tababinga.

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Maritim into coastal ecosystems and small islands which is very important as coral reefs, seagrass beds and mangroves. Save a lot of protected species such as green turtle (Chelonia mydas), hawksbill (Erethmochelys fimbriata), whales, dolphins, giant clams, crabs coconut (Birgus latro), dugongs (Dugong dugon), manta rays (Manta birostris), barracuda and other.

Coconut crabs can be found in Kakaban and Maratua. Whales around Maratua island in certain seasons, while dolphins around Semama, Sangalaki, Kakaban, Maratua and Muaras. Turtle around Panjang, Derawan, Semama, Sangalaki and Maratua. Dugong on Panjang and Semama. Manta rays in Sangalaki. Pigmy Seahorse in Semama and Derawan.

Coral reefs are widespread throughout islands and atolls. Underwater panorama is very exotic, turtles lay their eggs on beautiful beach. Along the whitesand beach is clean and no rubbish. Excellent communication facilities and 4G signals. Resorts and cottages scattered along the coast.

Type of coral reefs consist of fringing, barrier and atolls. Manta Tow Survey 2003 shows an average cover in Pulau Panjang was 24.25% for hard corals and 34.88% for live coral. Derawan Island has an average cover of hard corals 17.41% and 27.78% live coral. More than 470 species of high biodiversity as number two after Raja Ampat Islands.

More than 832 species of reef fish and more than 1,051 species of fish in Berau waters. The dominant type is Gobes (Gobiidae), Wrasses (Labridae) and Damselfishes (Pomacentridae). In Derawan islands has dominated Thalasia hemprichii, Halophila ovalis, Halodule uninervis, Cyamodocea rotundata, Syringodium isoetifolium and Halodule pinifolia.

Mangrove in Berau deltas area used by traditional fishermen to catch fish, shrimps, and crabs. Nipah (Nypa fructican) dominate the composition of mangrove species. Residents in Berau regency famous culinary serves very tasty seafood.

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Location: Derawan islands, Berau regency, East Kalimantan.

Activity: Diving, snorkeling, swimming, fishing, trekking, hiking, camping, hammocking. Explore flora and fauna. Explore ethnography, archeology, architecture, culture and culinary. Seeing sunset and sunrise, hunting photography and videography, and others.

Complementary facilities: Rental dive gear, snorkel gear, speedboat, camping equipment. restaurants, cottages and resorts.

Reach access: 176 km from Tanjung Redeb city (3 hours).

Routes and public transport: All flights to Kalimarau Airport in Tanjung Redeb city. Then use car to Tanjung Batu port (3 hours), then use speedboat to Derawan Islands (45 minutes).

Another alternative is flying to Juwata Airport in Tarakan city, North Kalimantan. Then take taxi to Tengkayu port (15 minutes), then use speedboat to Derawan Islands (4 hours).

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